ok - one more -
I'm not sure if we came up with this idea or if we got the idea from a
marbling book somewhere along the line........we use what we call "foam
core"......it is a rigid foam presentation/poster board, about 1/4"
thick (about 5 mm).......insert toothpicks or whatever you like to use
at whatever measurements you want. The foam seems to hold the
toothpicks quite well.
I liked the collapsable comb idea.....and it ocurred to me, a person
could do that with the foam core.....it could be scored and cut half way
through (leaving the heavy paper to hold the other side), then folded.
then a thin wood strip and some sort of clamp could be used to hold
it together ......what about those large "potato chip bag clamps"?
> Here's one more way to make a comb that I learned from a bookmaker.
> It is based on the principle of the pins on paper rolls that you get
> office supply stores.
> 1. Cut a piece of paper 1" X the length that you want your comb
> 2. Fold paper in half lengthwise
> 3. With pencil draw a pencil line about an 1/8" inch away from the
> folded edge running the entire length
> 4. With a 2 pointed divider set your divider distance to the desired
> spacing that you wish your pins on your comb to be
> 5. On top of a cushioned surface start marking your intervals
> through the paper
> 6. Open up paper and insert pins. You may want to fold or trim the
> top or bottom edges.
> 7. Glue between two strips of wood.
> Other notes:
> 1. To expand on the flexible comb idea I don't see why you couldn't
> use a stiff fabric like tyvek
> 2. To make the hole making faster I use a sewing machine with no
> thread, setting my stitch length at the desired interval. With this
> quick method I probably lose some accuracy.
> 3. When I am finished making my comb I realize that Galen Berry's
> comb is a bargain at $15.00.
> Carol Scott
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